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Scotland approves another floating wind farm project

Typically, the approval of planning permission for a two-turbine wind farm isn't considered news—especially compared to 1+ gigawatt projects being …

Electrek green energy brief: US at G20 calls climate change ‘Waste of money’, Wind 33% cheaper than 16% of US coal, 1GW solar plant plus factories for Turkey, more

Low cost wind displacing coal – 56GW of coal at risk, that’s a big number – about 16% of the current stock around 339GW of coal. If wind runs at a 35% capacity factor and coal is around 60%, that’d mean about 96GW of wind to replace the at risk product – that would more than double the current US …

Renewable Energy

Frequently Asked Design Questions, Answered by the Pros

"Where do I put my TV?" "Do dark walls <i>really</i> make a room look smaller?" "Is wood flooring okay in the kitchen?" There are just some design quandaries …

The Building Blocks for a Minimalist Home Photos

Minimalism and Marie Kondo—style organization are more popular than ever these days, but what happens once you get rid of all those items you no longer need or want? In the new book <i>Simple Home: Calm Spaces for Comfortable Living</i> ($30, Ryland Peters & Small), authors and homewares store owners by …

Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells Climbs

Japanese materials company prototypes a 26.3 percent efficient silicon cell, steps away from the 29 percent theoretical maximum Photo: Kunta …

Clean Energy

Fabulous Finds: 15 Work Desks for a Trendy Home Office

Modern home office is increasingly becoming a place that needs to multitask as working from home becomes more common. Technology definitely has …

This flatpack furniture is made of raw bamboo

And assembly is a breeze<p>We’ve seen furniture in all sorts of novel shapes, colors, and materials. And bamboo—the fast-growing, fibrous plant—has been used for timber and woven finishes and furnishings through history.<p>But never before had we seen furniture made from bamboo’s tall, hardy stalks—until …

Furniture

12 Ways to Decorate Your Apothecary Jars For Spring

If you’ve been decorating your space for long, you probably know the value of those decor pieces that can be changed and redecorated to fit the …

Elon Musk And Zhengrong Shi To Fight It Out Over Solar Rooftops

Readers of Seeking Alpha have lots of opinions about what Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is, where it is going and what it might become. More than a few (short) …

The Trump budget’s bizarre move to cut the weatherization of homes

Among dozens of federal programs proposed for elimination in the Trump administration’s newly revealed budget proposal is the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, or WAP, a grant program housed under the Department of Energy that helps states improve the energy efficiency of the homes of …

Original 1950s Techbuilt House by Carl Koch asks $898K outside NYC

The Stamford, Conn., home was expanded by Bertram Lee Winston in 1962<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Stamford, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $898,000<p>This …

Living Rooms

Nate Berkus's Spring 2017 Target Line Is Here—and It's Good

Nate Berkus has perfected the art of chic design at an affordable price point, and his spring 2017 line with Target is no exception. The interior …

Home Decorating

Coodo is the Modern Mobile Home You’ll Want to Live in

<b>Less veneer, more german design savvy.</b><p>German innovation at its finest, Coodo is the lovechild of RV campers, sleek modern architecture, and tiny …

13 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes That Have Us Screaming “Yes, Peas!”

A lot of us take great pride in visiting farmers’ markets and eating the seasons. If that sounds like you, then you’ve already been digging around for your prized asparagus-centric dinners and rhubarb recipes. There is just something incredibly uplifting about buying fresh, supporting local, and …

Ten Incredible Pictures That Showcase Astronomy's Future

A visible-light telescope can reveal incredible views of nebulae, thanks to multi-wavelength imaging and advanced camera technology.<p>But in order to view what happens inside, you have to go into space.<p>Visible light can reveal the wispy tendrils of evaporating gas, the presence of various elements …

Cosmology

10 Stunning Ways to Use Black in Your Kitchen

Last week, we saw 15 modern homes with black exteriors. This week, we are focusing on the interior of the home, specifically ways to incorporate the color black into your kitchen. Get inspired!<p>Take a step inside 10 beautiful designed kitchens that perfectly use the color black.

From Automation To Empathy, AI Dominated The SXSW Conversation

Beyond the political underpinning, the fake news agenda and the plethora of VR experiences, the one technology to really know about while at SXSW in Austin this year, was artificial intelligence (AI). That sentence has to be taken with a pinch of salt, because it’s almost impossible to think of AI …

CodePen Projects Is Here!

What is CodePen Projects?If you're familiar with the term, you can think of it as an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for building websites. …

Finally, a Protein Bar You Can Feel Good About Eating

RXBAR<p>As often as we resolve to eat healthy, it's easy to get sidelined by convenience. You know what it's like—you swear you're going to make time …

Geologists Discover Remnants Of Earth's Original Crust

Throughout its 4.5 billion-year history, the Earth’s crust — the thin outer layer of the planet — has been recycled several times, and most of the …

19 Vegan Dessert Recipes to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

Over the years, you've probably had enough great incidentally vegan recipes—stuff like warming Indian curries or simple Italian pastas—that you know you don't need animal products to make a great dinner. Things get trickier when it's time for dessert, though, since baked goods tend to rely heavily …

Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

Germany is embarking on an innovative project to turn a hard coal mine into a giant battery that can store surplus solar and wind energy and release …

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found

Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.<p>How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s …

Design

No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California

Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit<p>An annual African trade summit in California had no African attendees this year after at least 60 people were denied visas, according to event leaders.<p>The …

Pssst, This Is How You Revamp Your Walls for Under $50

Because it’s time to freshen up those tired walls.<p>Spring is finally here and if you’re living up to the gospel of every home and garden magazine, …

Home Decorating

The Space-Saver Every Small Apartment Needs

(Image credit: CB2)<p>If I had to vote for the one piece of furniture that amplifies modern apartment living, it would be the c-side table. Hitting the …

15 gorgeous website redesign concepts

Whether you’re just designing for fun, improving your skills, or bulking up your portfolio—web redesign concepts are a fabulous way to peek into the …

UX Design

9 coffee tables under $300

What good is a living room without a table for artful display and kicking back?<p>Serious couch-potatoing is child's play without the support of a neighboring coffee table. Whether you’re dealing with remotes and chip bags or novels and wine glasses, a temporary landing pad for your stuff is crucial …

Furniture

Tax Secrets of the 1%

How does Warren Buffett pay a lower tax rate than his secretary? Here's the answer.<p>We've all heard stories about wealthy Americans taking advantage …

More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people

Government policy and a shift westward have fed the staggering scale of China’s urban ambitions – 119 cities as big as Liverpool, and likely double that by 2025<p>China now has more than 100 cities of over 1 million residents, a number that is likely to double in the next decade.<p>According to the …

Geography